Corpus Christi Fun for Kids Weekend Guide November 24-26, 2017

Wednesday, November 22, 2017
If you're planning on avoiding some of the shopping madness or wanting to take a break, there are plenty of fun family events for your family this weekend. Remember, some of these activities may require registration. Always check with the organizations for the most updated event information or if you have any questions. We appreciate the shares and likes. If we're missing something, let us know! Compiling this information takes work, please credit or link back to Corpus Christi Fun for Kids when sharing.

All Weekend 

Art Museum of South Texas Christmas Tree Forest: A Reading Wonderland
Friday and Saturday 10 am-5 pm and Sunday 1-5 pm
Once again reflecting the theme of A Reading Wonderland, 30 school groups read their chosen award-winning childhood classic book, created related decorations, and trimmed their trees accordingly. As an added bonus, AMST visitors may cast their votes for their top three favorite trees.
Cost: Admission FREE Adults $8 Seniors (60 and older) $6, Active Military $6, Students (13 and older) $4, Children (Under 12) and TAMU-CC students and faculty FREE
1902 Shoreline Blvd.
361-825-3500

Aurora Arts Theatre Presents A Christmas Story The Musical
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:30 matinee
This musical, which received rave reviews on its Broadway run, is based on the movie classic that runs round-the-clock on television every Christmas. Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn with a similar echoing response, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun.
Cost: Tickets are $16. Buy them online. Discounted tickets for children available at box office at 361-851-9700.
Aurora Arts Theatre
5635 Everhart Rd.


Harbor Playhouse Presents: A Christmas Carol
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday 2:30 matinee
This timeless classic is a spectacular musical, which tells the tale of Ebenezer Scrooge as he goes through a series of strange events after being warned by his former business partner Jacob Marley to change his ways. This brilliant musical follows Scrooge on Christmas Eve, as he is visited by the ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and Future, which leads him to ultimately discover the true spirit of Christmas.
Cost:  Tickets Adult $18, Military and Senior (65+) $15, Student $15, Child (13 and Under) $10
1 Bayfront Park
361-882-5500

Friday, November 24

Aqua-Tots Swim Schools Drop and Shop from 9 am-12 pm
Need to do some holiday shopping? We've got you covered! Come drop off you kids for a morning of swimming, crafts, and fun so you can go out and get your Black Friday deals! Cost: $20.00 for members and $25.00 for non-members. MUST BE POTTY TRAINED. Sign up in person or call 361-993-7946.
Aqua-Tots Swim Schools
5702 S. Staples St. Suite D-4

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi Coco Family Movie Party at 1 pm
Bring out the whole family for a magical, musical celebration of Pixar’s latest and greatest that’s guaranteed to raise your spirits!
Cost: $16.24 plus fees
7601 S Staples St.

Saturday, November 25


Food Truck Christmas Village Corpus Christi from 12 to midnight 
Come fill your ears with Christmas music from local bands and entertainment at the Jolly Stage & Santa's Elves Play Zone. Bring your camera or let us take your child’s photograph with Santa Claus. A mailbox in the village will be ready to receive Santa’s letters. Have your child drop by to write his or her wish list to Santa. Santa’s elves will make a special trip to pick up all the letters. Bring your shopping list, this pre-Christmas event will offer a unique shopping experience with many stores to jump start your Christmas shopping.
Cost: Free admission
The Outlets at Corpus Christi Bay
500 N I-69
Robstown, Texas
Home Depot Christmas Ornament Kids Workshop from 9 am to 12 pm
A hands-on workshop where parents and kids can create a holiday picture frame that doubles as a Christmas ornament. Perfect for gifting or adding to the family's holiday decor. Once the picture frame is built, children can decorate it with paint and holiday stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last. Children must be present at the store to participate in the workshop and receive the kit, apron, and pin.
Cost: Free. Register online so locations can measure quantities.
All Home Depot locations participate


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Guided Nature Walks from 9 to 10 am
Meet on the Learning Center porch. Please bring good walking shoes, plenty of water, and dress for the weather. This program is FREE of charge and open to individuals and families. Binoculars and field guides will be loaned on a first come first served basis. All children attending the program must be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact 361-826-PLAY (7529)
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Art Center of Corpus Christi Family Art Time from 10 am to 2 pm
Free fun art time for families every Saturday! Families of all ages are welcome. CHILDREN MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT, drop-in art activity, no registration. While supplies last.
Cost: Free
100 N. Shoreline


Shear Bliss Alpacas Alpaca Christmas from 10 am to 4 pm
Meet the alpacas and learn about how we take care of them and the products we make from their fiber. Kids (and BIG kids) can feed them grain and get to know them up close and personal.
Cost: Free
605 Silver Creek Road
Sinton, Texas
361-287-3643

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center Thanksgiving Nature and Crafts from 10:30–11:30 am
Making a FREE turkey themed craft! Create up to three different turkey crafts! Great opportunity for children to help develop their observation, decision-making and motor skills. Program is suitable for children ages 4-12. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Supplies are limited—crafts guaranteed for the first 30 children.
Cost: Free
2446 N. Oso Parkway

Alamo Drafthouse Corpus Christi PBS Kids at the Alamo: Wild Kratts at 10:30 am
Reserve your seat with a donation with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules - noisy young fans won't be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark.
Cost: Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-3, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at your local PBS station. Buy tickets online.
7601 S Staples St.

Green Light Coffee Shop Small Scavenger Hunt from 11 am-3 pm
Join GLC for a fantastic, family-friendly event where you'll solve riddles to guide you through a series of amazing local businesses all located in our beautiful Downtown. Start at Green Light Coffee for a free espresso shot to energize you as you explore, discover, and meet the amazing local business owners who make up our vibrant and growing downtown economy. Each location will have a complementary treat showcasing their business to celebrate your participation!
Cost: Free
Green Light Coffee Uptown
600 Leopard St, Ste 100

Barnes and Noble Everything is Mama Storytime at 11 am
Jimmy Fallon is back with a follow-up to his bestselling picture book Your Baby's First Word Will Be DADA. His new book, Everything is Mama, is a lighthearted look at the world from a baby's point of view, as different animals try to teach their children that there are other words in addition to mama. Activities to follow.
Cost: Free
5129 Blanche D Moore Drive

Christmas Ornament Painting Class with Diana Vela Carter from 1-3 pm
Enjoy a festive afternoon painting handmade Ceramic ornaments with family and friends. Personalize it with your name or the year to create a cherished heirloom piece. You may order food and drinks to enjoy as you paint. Family friendly. Cost: For $10, choose 2 unique clay ornaments to paint and take home to hang on your tree.
Railroad Seafood Station-Corpus
1214 N Chaparral St.
Corpus Christi Concert Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at 7:30 pm
Concert Ballet invites you to join them for the 41st Season and begin your Christmas holidays with a dazzling performance showcasing fabulous Guest Artists and a full cast of over 100 regional dancers, actors and area children in this enchanting holiday production!! Enjoy the lively party scene, the exciting battle between the mice and soldiers and Clara’s fantastic journey to the Kingdom of the Sweets with her handsome Nutcracker Prince. Choreography by Thom Clower.
Cost: Tickets start at $15 plus fees.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline

Sunday, November 26

Corpus Christi Firefighter's Spouse Auxiliary for a Flapjack Fundraiser from 8-10 am
A 9/11 tribute event with an opening ceremony to remember the fallen and a junior firefighter obstacle course, t-shirt sales to promote the support for our local firefighters, local vendors and food.
Cost: $8 a ticket
Applebee’s
6691 SPID

Corpus Christi Concert Ballet Presents the Nutcracker at 2 pm
Concert Ballet invites you to join them for the 41st Season and begin your Christmas holidays with a dazzling performance showcasing fabulous Guest Artists and a full cast of over 100 regional dancers, actors and area children in this enchanting holiday production!! Enjoy the lively party scene, the exciting battle between the mice and soldiers and Clara’s fantastic journey to the Kingdom of the Sweets with her handsome Nutcracker Prince. Choreography by Thom Clower.
Cost: Tickets start at $15 plus fees.
Selena Auditorium
1901 N. Shoreline
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